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Lead Change at J/70 Midwinter Championship

The temperature dropped at the J/70 Midwinter Championship hosted by Davis Island Yacht Club in Tampa, FL, but the winds stayed solid in the low-teens, allowing another three races on Saturday. One more is planned for Sunday to complete the eight-race Championship. Fernando Perez Ontiveros’ Black Mamba with Gonçalo Almeida, […]

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Picture Perfect Start to J/70 Midwinter Championship

A postcard day on Tampa Bay delighted the 63 teams opening the 2022 J/70 Midwinter Championship hosted by Davis Island Yacht Club, completing four races. Under blue skies with temperatures in the 80s, winds started at 8-10 knots, then decreased briefly during a mid-day shift before increasing to 14-16 knots […]

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Bacardi Winter Series #2

All changed in the weather on the final day at Bacardi Winter Series #2 from January 28-30, with sun and a chilly north northwesterly 7-12 knot breeze. Teams were out on the race track really early to tune up in what was a stable and more even breeze across the […]

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2021-2022 J/70 Winter Series Begins in Tampa, FL

Fifty-seven J/70s descended upon Davis Island Yacht Club in Tampa, FL for the start of the 2021-2022 Winter Series and the postponed 2021 J/70 Midwinter Championship. From December 3-5, competitors enjoyed abundant sunshine and warm temperatures, however a lack of breeze allowed only one race which was not enough to […]

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Yale wins College Match Race Nationals in J/70s

Yale University won the 2021 College Match Race National Championship on November 13-14 in St. Petersburg, FL. Ten teams competed in J/70s, with Yale’s Jack Egan, Nicholas Davies, Megan Grimes and Christophe Chaumont beating Navy 2-1 in the Finals to take the title, while Coast Guard topped Georgetown 2-1 to […]

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J/Fest Southwest

The 12th Annual J/Fest Southwest Regatta was hosted by Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, TX from October 2-3. Seven J/70s were on hand and got in three races. Jay Lutz’s Al’s Baby topped the fleet with 4 points. Scott Spurlin’s YOLO! was two points back in the runner-up spot, and […]

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American Yacht Club Fall Regatta

The 2021 American Yacht Club Fall Regatta was hosted by American Yacht Club in Rye, NY on September 25-26 and October 2-3. Three J/70s were on hand for the eight-race series. Winning all races to tally just 7 net points was Jean Marc Papin’s Pen Segel. Gibbons Sinclair’s Half Mine […]

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